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Understanding Digital Pianos

For many pianists, with all the buttons and lights, digital pianos can seem like a bit of a mystery and it can be confusing to know what you should and shouldn't look for in a piano. Ultimately, digital pianos boil down to three key components: The action, the sound engine and the speaker system, each of which we will break down below.

The Action

The action on any piano, be it a grand, an upright or a digital piano helps determine how the piano both feels and responds. On digital pianos, the goal is to attempt to replicate that of a real acoustic as closely as possible.

Digital piano actions achieve this in varying levels of success. Many entry level home digital and portable pianos are made using plastic actions, which whilst suitable for beginners, as your playing progresses, can soon become a limitation. Towards the higher end of digital piano market, around the £2000 mark, digital pianos shift to begin using wooden components within their actions. This vastly improves the quality and response of the piano's touch, giving a far more acoustic piano feel. Many, such as the Grand Hybrid range by Casio, or Concert Artist Series by Kawai begin to replicate the action of grand pianos around this level, giving a highly responsive touch to help.

The Sound Engine

The sound engine on a digital piano is essentially the 'brain' of the instrument. Unlike an acoustic piano which generates a natural sound, a digital piano much 'create' its sound via sampling and playing back recordings of instruments.

As a key is pressed, a sensor is hit that determines how hard, soft, fast or slowly the key was hit. The piano's processor will interpret this data and play back the appropriate sound. When multiple notes are played at once, the same process is repeated - this is known as polyphony.

Acoustic pianos have unlimited polyphony whereas many digitals have between 64-258+ polyphony. A piano with lower levels of polyphony will be able to play less notes at once, meaning the player will lose aspects of their playing.

The Speaker System

Much like a speaker on a car radio or Hi-Fi system, digital pianos require speakers to produce their sound. As you move up the digital Piano market, the speaker systems improve and generally will feature either more sophsticated sound (via tweeters or better quality speakers). A digital piano's speakers are vital to playing as if your piano has a low quality speaker system, it is not uncommon for new players to adapt their playing (playing harder) in order to compensate for differences in sound when playing on a real acoustic.

Which Digital Pianos Should I Choose?

Considering the three components above, if any of the three is compromising your playing experience, then it is not the right piano for you. Generally speaking, for those looking to truly advance their playing, we would recommend considering your options carefully. 

Like many consumer electronics,  digital pianos do not hold their value as well as acoustic pianos and once a model is updated, can easily half in value. As your playing progresses you may also find that you can outgrow the capabilities of your digital piano. This is why we sometimes recommend many people either purchase a secondhand digital piano model or consider investing in an acoustic piano.

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Convenient and full of functionality, digital pianos have risen to popularity over the past few decade as an accessible way to get started with piano or for those who cannot take an acoustic piano. They can be ideal for those living in flats or apartments. Digital pianos aim to replicate the acoustic piano experience. From portable pianos to incredible hybrid instruments, there are many options for digital pianos to fit any requirement.
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Clavinova has literally become a synonym for digital pianos. Yamaha offer a wide range of pianos from the portable P-series, through starter instruments such as Arius, to their Clavinova range.

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Casio has positioned itself as one of the leading digital piano manufacturers. Initially with its Privia and Celviano ranges, more recently in their collaboration with C.Bechstein.

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Legendary producer Kawai has earned itself a reputation as builder of some of the finest digital pianos. With a range from starter instruments to their Concert Artist, and Novus Hybrid.

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Portable Pianos

Perfect for the musician on the go or those who want something compact and easy to store away. Portable pianos unlike keyboards have weighted action so are great fort hoswho are just beginning their piano journey.  These instruments are available on our Kickstart Rental Scheme.

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Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P145 Portable Piano, Satin Black

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Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
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Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
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Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano
Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano

Casio PX-S1100 Privia Portable Digital Piano

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Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano
Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano

Kawai ES120 Portable Digital Piano

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Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black
Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black

Yamaha P-225 Portable Piano, Satin Black

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Home Digital Pianos

Our range of Home Digital Pianos provide stylish cabinets perfect for the home. Ideal those just getting started to progress or those returning to playing who want an a affordable and flexible instrument.

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Premium Home Digital Pianos

Our range of premium home digital pianos offers the most realistic touch and tone available in the digital world. Ideal for those looking to invest in their learning, advanced players who demand the touch of a grand piano, or those who want the finest sonic experience.

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True Hybrid Pianos

Incorporating acoustic pianos keys and actions to provide the actual feel of an real piano, combining with leading digital technology.

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